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Twenty-one arrested over e-tickets scam

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Arrests in Spain, US, UK and Canada over e-tickets scam
24 Jul 2014

Lenient EU Google antitrust decision 'fatally flawed'

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Open letter to European Commission says there will be 'catastrophic consequences' for Google's smaller competitors if harsher penalties aren't applied
23 Jul 2014

Cyber espionage by Google Glass is the next major threat to enterprise security

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Some organisations are already jumping onto the wearable technology bandwagon, but are they opening up a new way in for cyber criminals? Danny Palmer investigates.
23 Jul 2014

Microsoft revenues up 12 per cent as Nadella explains reorganisation

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Microsoft re-organisation to unite operating system teams as it posts full-year revenues up 12 per cent
23 Jul 2014

Apple profits and iPhone sales up, but iPad demand down

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Increased demand for iPhones from China helps to boost Apple profits by 12 per cent compared with previous year
23 Jul 2014

Predictive big data analytics in healthcare

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John Leonard talks to big data firms Amara and FlyingBinary about applying analytics to healthcare in the US and in the UK's NHS
23 Jul 2014

Backbytes: Paypal-using merchant? Strapped for cash? Just take it – it's a feature, says Paypal

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Paypal 'bug' that enables merchants to take unlimited amounts from accounts is a feature, not a bug, according to Paypal
23 Jul 2014

Wall Street Journal computers taken offline after cyber attack

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Hacker 'w0rm' claims to have gained access to data and is looking to sell information
23 Jul 2014

CTO interview: Technology and tradition at the London Metal Exchange

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Insourcing IT at the London Metal Exchange is just the start of a slew of new projects, chief technology officer Robin Paine tells Graeme Burton
23 Jul 2014

HMRC Aspire contract will top £10bn, says NAO

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HMRC criticised for conceding commercial safeguards in major renegotiations - enabling Aspire contractors to earn big profits
22 Jul 2014
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West Midlands Police selects Accenture for £25m digital transformation project

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HP to design IT infrastructure to support new systems
22 Jul 2014

HP: Enterprises should work in cycles to ensure mobile app development keeps up with changes

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An app's user impact is more important than design elegance, adds Quocirca
22 Jul 2014

UK critical business applications more vulnerable to attack than those of US counterparts

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Veracode report says many British firms are sitting targets for cyber criminals
22 Jul 2014

Snowden: hackers must make privacy tools for everybody

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NSA whisteblower suggests ‘criminals’ unite to protect the world from government snooping
22 Jul 2014

Dropbox to open UK office in effort to widen international business user base

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Meanwhile, Edward Snowden suggests that Dropbox is 'hostile to privacy'
21 Jul 2014

NHS England to hire director of intelligence to take charge of care.data programme

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Successful candidate must have strong strategic leadership experience gained at a senior level, says NHS
21 Jul 2014

Russian-state malware used by cyber criminals in banking Trojans

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Gyges, developed by Russian intelligence, is used in banking Trojans and 'ransomware'
21 Jul 2014

LinkedIn users warned of new phishing scam

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Fake emails discovered designed to harvest logins and passwords
18 Jul 2014

Backbytes: Government plans to license porn on a global scale

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The mind boggles: Latest criminal justice bill contains ambitious plan for the UK to license every porn site in the whole world.
22 Jul 2014

Apple orders 80 million large-screen iPhones while fund managers remain unconvinced about innovation

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Apple needs a new iPad soon, stock experts warn
22 Jul 2014

Home Office criticised for 'poor IT' after writing off £347m IT project

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Little confidence that £209m replacement will be money well spent, says PAC
22 Jul 2014

Yahoo acquires app analytics firm Flurry

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Company reportedly pays $200m-$300m for startup as display ad revenue falters
22 Jul 2014

Security vs performance

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Imposing security from above can make IT the ‘Department of No’, writes John Leonard, meaning it’s important to strike the right balance
21 Jul 2014

UK web pirates to receive warnings - via post and email

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Illegally downloading games and films? Expect an email from your ISP soon
21 Jul 2014

Google Fiber on its way to the UK - once it finds the right provider

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CityFibre the latest company in talks with Google over move across the Atlantic
18 Jul 2014

Backbytes: Say “hello”, wave goodbye

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Stephen Elop touts Microsoft's terrific "severance benefits" in email to staff
18 Jul 2014